Apprentice machinist

Closing date: 19/07/2024
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Division: Chesterfield Special Cylinders
Hours: 37 Hours
Pay: £340 per week

We’re looking for an Apprentice Machinist to complete a Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship to join our team.

Role & responsibilities:

As an apprentice machinist, the candidate will be learning to manufacture seamless steel cylinders and cylinder components on a variety of CNC & Manual machines, including DMG NLX CNC Lathe, DMG DMF CNC Mill, XYZ CNC lathe as well as varies manual lathes and milling machines, whilst undergoing your training which is a mixture of full- time at the AMRC training centre followed by day release and on the job training.

Once qualified the candidate will operate the above machines while performing in-process inspection checks, producing high quality products in a safe and controlled manner, meeting all quality specifications whilst satisfying productivity requirements and in compliance with engineering drawings and associated specifications. Ensure that equipment is maintained, relevant records are up to date and that all processes work effectively to ensure that the business can fulfil its aims.

Skills required:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to problem solve and use some initiative to achieve manufacturing solutions
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Good levels of numeracy, literacy and computer skills required to conduct the job
Personal qualities the candidate must have:
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Strong interest in engineering
  • Team player – supports other team members, department strategies and processes
  • Good attention to detail
Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based in Catcliffe, Sheffield, for an initial block of full-time study.  One Friday per month you will return to your workplace.  After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study.  The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

You will need both of the following:

  • GCSE English language C or 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths C or 4 or above.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

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